Inquest to open into speedboat deaths

Nick Milligan and his daughter Emily, left, died in the tragedy Credit: Vitty Robinson

The inquest into the deaths of two people involved in a family speedboat tragedy is to be opened this afternoon. Nick Milligan, 51, and his eight year-old daughter Emily died in an accident on the River Camel at Padstow on Sunday May 5.

The Cornwall Coroner Dr Emma Carlyon is due to open the hearing at Truro City Council offices at 12.30pm.

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Father took wheel of speedboat before accident

A father and his young daughter were killed by their out-of-control speedboat in Padstow last May after he took over the steering from his wife, investigators found.